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- by futureafnurse2013 Jun 27I will graduate with a BSN in 2015. After I take and pass my Nclex I plan on starting the process to join the AF. I probably will get a civilian job while going through the process. Does the board select nurses that are fresh out of college with little to no experience? Also does the military cover cost for travel to MEPS and COT? btw i am NOT ROTC.
- Jun 27 by AFhopefulThe Air Force has the nurse transition program for new graduate nurses, and when searched on this board, there is a lot of good information that comes up. I am not sure for MEPS, but you are reimbursed for travel time to get to COT.
- Jun 28 by SoldierNurse22I wasn't reimbursed for travel to MEPS. You should be reimbursed for travel to COT as that is authorized training.
All branches have extremely competitive application processes for new grads. ROTC is the easiest way to get in right now, and even that is very difficult. Chances are you will need to get experience on the civilian side before they'll consider your application.
- Jul 24 by PSUMeganHi futureafnurse2013!
I will also be graduating with a BSN in 2015! I am trying to apply to the Nurse Transition Program mentioned in a previous post. My recruiter told me to contact him when I am within a year of graduating. This program takes new grads with less than a year experience (I believe that's the magic number).